Australia

Berlin Presents Alternative Energy Projects

A timely question That is among the questions being asked not just in the US but nearly in any country where self-generation, in one form or another, already is or is likely to become cost-effective. It is also a key question in the context of the net energy metering (NEM) debate in the US or… Keep reading →

Wind Turbines Prepared at Harland and Wolff Shipyard

Siemens’ financing arm is seeing a shift in project finance from a focus on renewables to a more even mix of renewable and fossil fuel generation, according to US chief executive Kirk Edelman. “What we’re seeing now is a little bit of a shift away from a lot of focus on renewables to a more… Keep reading →

Chevron Announces 7.2 Billion Dollar Quarterly Profit

Chevron announced earnings of $5.0 billion for the 3rd quarter, down from $5.3 billion in the corresponding reporting period last year. Upstream operations outperformed the company’s refining and marketing business, which was hit by thinner product margins. “Our third quarter earnings were down from a year ago,” said Chairman and CEO John Watson in a… Keep reading →

Kitimat

The Chevron-Apache Kitimat LNG export project in British Columbia has the potential to capitalize on Canada’s vast natural gas resources, as well as the proximity of its western coast to Asian markets. But it is also up against competition from producing countries like Australia, where the buildout of LNG export infrastructure is already well underway,… Keep reading →

Tasmanian Miners Found Alive

Australia has a lot going for it that other potential shale gas producers lack, like access to capital markets, existing infrastructure and a history of natural gas development. But natural gas development projects – conventional and unconventional – can be expensive and landed prices in Asia – despite proximity – could be higher than delivered… Keep reading →

Houston Scenics

Well it’s not quite that dramatic, but Houston was passed over as host of the 2017 World Petroleum Congress in favor of Istanbul, Turkey. The Texas energy capital hosted the event in 1987 and nearly won the honors for the 2014 event, narrowly losing out to Moscow. [Houston Business Journal] Eni drilled a successful appraisal… Keep reading →

Oil Boom Shifts The Landscape Of Rural North Dakota

Expect the promised benefits of natural gas to really begin hitting the North American economy in the second half of this decade, said Chevron Vice President of Supply and Trading Greg Vesey at the North American Gas Forum in Washington, DC this week. It will take two to three years to complete construction of manufacturing… Keep reading →

Rain And High Winds Battering The UK

Australia is poised to overtake tiny Persian Gulf natural gas powerhouse Qatar as the world’s largest LNG exporter in coming years, but cost overruns, labor issues and fierce competition for resources have caused project delays or cancellations. So many are wondering which projects ultimately get built, when will they come on stream and how much… Keep reading →

The South West's First Solar Farm Is Connected

State level regulators, like politicians, read the newspaper headlines, notice what is in their in-box and have a good sense of what their constituents like and dislike. This, more than anything else, explains why they seem reluctant to modify or nullify prevailing net energy metering (NEM) laws even when they realize that the status quo may be unsustainable… Keep reading →

Chinese Man Clears A Chinese National Map In Beijing

The US may be at the forefront of the shale revolution, but in a list of countries where above-ground factors are most conducive to oil and gas development, the country lags behind competitors such as Canada and the UK. The Energy Information Administration’s latest report on global shale resources, conducted by Advanced Resources International and… Keep reading →

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